Candies Through the 19th-Century

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Join us for this sweet talk with Susan Benjamin, President of Cool Confectionaries. Trace, and taste, the history of candy in the U.S. from gibralters, the first commercially-made candy (circa 1806), to salt water taffy, an American original (early 1880s). Find out how candy, originally prized for its medicinal properties, evolved into the culinary treat we think of today. Learn about childhood favorites of the 19th century. Hear the surprising story of the origin of the jelly bean, and much more!  Appropriate for adults or families with children 8+. Space is limited; reservations recommended. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Museum Members, and $10 for Children under 12.